Building a Homestead

Kitchen Corner


Forest Gardening

Most people know of food forests where fruiting trees are planted as the sucession species with edible vegies and herbs growing on the edges. That farming practice is usually performed in less densely planted areas were earth works can be performed.

Forest gardening is similar to a food forest but it is designed around the existing forest.

What is Forest Gardening?

Forest gardening is a form of Agroforestry or



Black Walnut Grove - About 2 acres prevoiusly cleared and planted with Black Walnuts half 7yrs ago half 17years ago.

Young forest - Dappled light with some grass, brambles and honey suckle.

House site - This is our zone one situated at the border of the young and mature forest.

Mature forest - Slopeing valley with stream, older trees and mostly shaded.

Clearings - Open spaces that could be grazed.